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Date: Oct 14, 2015 to Oct 14, 2015

Time: 09:00 a.m - 03:00 p.m

Venue

  • A La Carte Events Pavilion
  • 4050 Dana Shores Dr.
  • Tampa, FL, 33634
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Please join us for the “Keeping a Career on the Move®” Military Spouse Symposium presented by MOAA Spouse Programs in partnership with Hiring Our Heroes' Military Spouse Program.

This event is free and open to all active duty, reserve, National Guard, retiree, veteran, and surviving military spouses, servicemembers, and veterans.

Complimentary food, beverages and giveaways are included.

The MOAA Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move®” opens with our Keynote Speaker, Congresswoman Kathy Castor.

During lunch, military spouses will lead a “Real Spouses, Real Stories” discussion. Attendees will learn about fellow military spouses who have navigated a wide variety of industries and strategic volunteerism opportunities to keep their careers on the move while "married to the military". 

Following lunch, Hiring Our Heroes' Military Spouse Program will host a networking reception for attendees to:

  • Connect with local and national recruiters to get your questions answered
  • Engage and learn how to make an impression and stand out as a candidate to companies

To help you prepare for these exciting events:

  • Bring copies of your resume as FREE resume critiques will be available.
  • Dress for success as FREE professional LinkedIn headshots will be taken.
  • Carry business cards with your name and contact information present.
  • Download the MOAA Military Career Events mobile application. If you use Apple or Android, you can search for MOAA Career in the iTunes or Google Play store. You will have access to all pertinent details regarding the symposium, networking event and the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Hiring Fair.


If you're on these social media outlets, we invite you to connect with us:

MOAA Spouse Facebook

@ MOAA_MilLife #MOAASpouse15 #MOAAHOH15

Making It In The MilLife Blog

We look forward to seeing you and your #Milspouse friends there!

 

Event Agenda

Event Time Description Speakers
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Belvedere Ballroom

 

VADM Norb Ryan, Jr. USN-Ret.

MOAA President

9:05 a.m. -9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Congresswoman Kathy Castor

9:15 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Welcome

C.C. Gallagher

MOAA Deputy Director, Spouse and Currently Serving Programs

9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Emcee

Courtney Robinson

10 News Tampa Bay's CBS station

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Breakout Session I - Résumé Writing and Interview Strategies for Military Spouses

Belvedere Ballroom

 

Jim Carman

MOAA Director of Transition Services

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Breakout Session I - The “Dollars and Sense” of Working Outside of the Home

Madison Ballroom WEST

 

Shane Ostrom

MOAA Deputy Director Transition Services

10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Breakout Session I - Networking Your Way To Employment

Madison Ballroom EAST

 

Patricia Cole

MOAA Deputy Director of Transition Services

10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Lunch

Buffet/Boxed and seated

11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Welcome Back and Raffle

Cherie Zadlo

MOAA Director of Member Products and Services

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion "Real Spouses: Real Stories"

Learn how fellow military spouses have kept their careers on the move while "married to the military".  Moderated by Karen Golden.

Karen Golden

MOAA Deputy Director Government Relations (Military Family Issues)

Lauren G. Weiner, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC

Annette Maldonado

Adjunct Instructor for the University in the Tampa and project coordinator at the Continue Education Department at the local Community College

Raleigh-Elizabeth Duttweiler

Associate Editor Military.com

Kimberly Milner

Convention Service Manager La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

12:35 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II - LinkedIn Success Strategies

Belvedere Ballroom

Amanda Bainton

MOAA Deputy Director of Transition Services

12:35 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II - Transition: Life Beyond the Military

Madison Ballroom WEST

Shane Ostrom

MOAA Deputy Director Transition Services

12:35 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II - Networking Your Way To Employment

Madison Ballroom EAST

Patricia Cole

MOAA Deputy Director of Transition Services

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Military Spouse Networking Event

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Military Spouse Networking Event

Terrace Salon and Patio

Thursday, October 15 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Military Spouse Hiring Fair

A La Carte Event Pavilion

Panelists

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Lauren G. Weiner, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC

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Annette Maldonado

Adjunct Instructor for the University in the Tampa and project coordinator at the Continue Education Department at the local Community College

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Raleigh-Elizabeth Duttweiler

Associate Editor Military.com

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Kimberly Milner

Convention Service Manager La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Event Sponsors

Executive JP Morgan
Gold Mercer
Silver Militarybyowner silver USAA TRICARE Dental
Militarydotcom
AFRC Hiring our Heroes Stella and Dot MSEP

Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Hiring Fair on October 15th

Don't miss out on the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Hiring Fair on Thursday, October 15th from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at A La Carte Event Pavilion. This hiring fair is the perfect opportunity to put all of your knowledge from the “Keeping a Career on the Move®” Military Spouse Symposium to work. Connect with vetted local and national employers, engage with organizations offering career resources and volunteer opportunities, and discover flexible jobs from a wide array of industries and skill levels. Click here to register for the free event!

 

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